Mommy Wars

Salt Lake City Weekly
April 30, 2009

The couple split up in 2007 and now are fighting for custody of their 3-yearold son, which Dickson had given birth to through artificial insemination. As the biological mother, Dickson, now remarried and with a husband, legally has all rights to the child, with no challenge to her fitness as a parent. Edvalson, formerly one of two mothers in the household, is now a "legal stranger." Fundamentally, the issue is whether one parent can cut off the other after both have done everything possible under Utah law to secure their relationship to the child. [Link]